Electronic File Preparation
for Print

Course Overview

In this course you will cover in detail the concepts of electronic prepress, from input through to output. Topics include file formats, resolution, colour models, understanding of the printing press, output and PDF options, file management and more. You will learn the program specific issues in QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. A basic knowledge of desktop publishing is a prerequisite for this course.

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Course InformationRelated Training

Duration: One-Day Course
Platform: Windows and Macintosh
Fee: Call for information

We recommend one to eight people for this course.

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PrePress Overview: Electronic File Preparation for Print

Prepress is a term used in the printing industry to describe the process of preparing a electronic document before it can be printed on a professional traditional or digital press. Although it's usually used in connection with making the plates used in a printing press, prepress now also refers to the process of making a document ready for print and distribution in any environment, including digital printing formats and PDF (Portable Document format).
The steps generally involved in preparing files are proofreading, editing, layout, scanning, and color separations. The layout and other graphical tasks may be part of a graphic design department. Other steps in prepress include converting any digital files into a format that is usable by the printing company, for example, distilling a document into
Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format)
Prepress has become easier since the advent of desktop publishing, and often the work of several prepress staffers can now be done by only one person. Sometimes, the prepress work is done by the graphic design department along with the composition of the documents.

Users: Creative, Graphic Design, Marketing, Printing and Admin Professionals as well as anyone who needs to create and print electronic documents, presentations, imagery and illustration.